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big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
their own loved ones? >>> and caught. after learning of a big shark caught off massachusetts this weekend, our correspondent, face to face in the water. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we begin here with that abc news exclusive. the woman at the center of the storm. the hotel maid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault, is now breaking her silence tonight. just a short time ago, sitting down with abc's robin roberts. the hotel worker says she stands by her story, declaring, god as my witness, i'm telling the truth. for the first time, we see here, and linsey davis is here with what we've heard so far. >> reporter: this is the first time we're seeing her face. perhaps you've never heard her name before. nafissatou diallo is the woman we simply came to know as the hotel maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of attempted rape. she's ending her silence with an exclusive tv interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. why now? "i never want to be in public," she says, "but i have no choice. now i have to be in public. i
caylee crawled into the pool and drowned. >> there's the proof that she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> reporter: throughout, tempers flared with tension between the prosecution and defense. at one point, the defense called out the prosecutor for latching at him. >> this laughing guy right here. >> reporter: the judge immediately stoppepe proceeding. >> i'm beginning to see that orders or anything else may not mean a hill of a bean to any of you. >> reporter: now, because of all of that back and forth, the judge warned both sides that if anything like this happens again, they will be taken off this case. all of those delays means that the jury won't be getting this case until tomorrow. that means, david, they will begin their deliberations on the fourth of july holiday. david? >> yunji de nies, thank you. i want to bring in our legal analyst, an abrams. you were watching this very closely today. how did the prosecution do, how did the defense do? >> reporter: the prosecution started off strong. they went from her behavior immediately after the incident to what they
for the resurrection of a big debt deal. and his budget director says it's possible. >> i think there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: in fact, sources on capitol hill tell abc news that the president and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare, medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan b. to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider r x increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to titlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to back dow
're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that have no chance of passing. but republican leade
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. >> christiane, thanks to you, on the game of political chicken playing out tomorrow. with that big white house meeting coming, christiane will go inside the negotiations with white house chief of staff, bill daley. he'll speak with christiane tomorrow morning on abc's "this week." >>> now, to the birth of a nation in africa tonight. south sudan is now its own country. tens of thousands celebrated independence, dancing in the streets. marking a long and bloody study. the tribes of south sudan and the mainly arab north have been fighting on n d off for 50 years now. >>> there was not bold headline from africa this weekend. a plea from the u.n. over the worsening drought. refugee camps are being overwhelmed by people fleeing devastating drought and food shortages. 10 million people in five countries are affected. relief agencies are appealing for help around the world in feeding them. >>> much more ahead as we continue on "world news" this saturday night. a different kind of housework. the researchers going inside american homes with children with autism. what they are looking for and what it cou
have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. so, it's kind of like -- i don't know. it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the big, similar phonic concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington.. more than 500,000 people gathering for 1 of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. what do you take away? every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of t
thought it would go the other way, but what a big night for this country, which could use a boost, david. even judy wambach, abby wambach's mother, said her heart was with the japanese. david? >> deborah roberts at the world cup. heartbreaking for the u.s., but a fitting win for japan after such a trying year. >>> we're going to turn now to sunday night. out of londonhis two stunning new casualties of that scandal now threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two. a resignation here at scotland yard, and, an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned late today. he insisted he had noo involvement i
to raise that debt ceiling. again, it's up to whether they can get their parties onboard. >> that's the big question. christiane, thanks to you. and tomorrow on "this week," arizona republican senator, jon kyl, among the guests. intimately involved in those behind-the-scenes talks. >>> we turn overseas tonight and to a cry for help from one of the most desperate places on earth. hundreds of thousands of families, mothers and children, fleeing the drought in somalia. abc news is the first network to report from the scene. tonight, our lama hasan reports on the disaster in the desert. she's in kenya, at a refugee camp bursting at the seams tonight. >> reporter: they are exhausted. starving and desperate for help. >> the drought is turning one of the world's worst humanitarian crises into a human tragedy of unimaginable proportion. >> reporter: these families are carrying only what they can. their malnourished kids. they have survived an agonizing journey. little food or water, through dusty, desolate land. >> our children are dying. this one just died in my arms. >> reporter: these somali ref
would raise the debt ceiling beyond the november 2012 election. so that's a big win for the president just in getting that done and not having to revisit it in six to eight months. >> that was his most important goal. thanks very much. one of the other goals of getting the deal done by tuesday's deadline is to preserve america's aaa credit rating. losing it could cause interest rates to rise. even with the deal, there's a very real possibility that the aaa rating is still in jeopardy. bianna golodryga has that story in new york. >> a few months ago, for most americans, aaa was a company you called when your car broke down. it's become associated with political gridlock. we've never been at risk of losing our aaa status before. they expect that agency to downgrade u.s. debts before the end of the year. >> nothing represents america's status more than its aaa rating. it tells investors there's no safer place to put their money than in our treasury, meaning we can borrow at low interest rates. it's the engine of our economy, a reflection of our prosperity, a fiscal bajs of hon ir. losing
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